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Tips for Landing Jobs in Small Companies

Tweet The numbers show smaller companies may be a good channel for job seekers so you want to pay attention to them in your job search. But getting hired at a smaller company requires different techniques. Here are some tips to improve your chances of getting in the door at a small company or start-up.

Video Friday: Targeting Small Companies

Advice and tips on landing a job at small companies in today’s economy.

Volunteer Work: Your Job Search Secret Path

Tweet Volunteering can be a significant leg up in your job search.  An ariticle in Fast Company, Volunteering Will Save Your Career (Or Put You In A New One), showed that 20% of hiring managers make decision based on volunteer work.  It can serve the same basic function as an internship: it can grow your [...]

Don’t Ignore Smaller Companies in Your Job Search

Tweet Job seekers often focus their efforts on large firms with name recognition and, in the process, ignore smaller younger companies. However, by doing so, they are eliminating some good options. While looking for a job, you want to broaden your horizons and target a wide range of employers in your field of interest, regardless [...]

Getting the Most Out of Your Internship: Goal Setting

Tweet Internships are an increasingly important way for job seekers to gain experience, master new skills and position themselves in the job market.  To optimize your internship, it’s important to have specific goals and a plan for meeting them.  At the highest level, your goals are: gaining valuable experience and growing your network.  But once [...]

Finding Openings at Small Companies and Start-ups

Tweet After looking at what you can demonstrate about yourself to increase your chances of landing jobs in small companies , let’s see where you can find some of these openings. Unlike large firms, small companies and start-ups do not always have formal job listings. There is no substitute for networking and it becomes all [...]

When Working Harder Isn’t Working

Tweet Have you ever worn yourself out with a course of action that simply didn’t produce the results you intended? Job seekers and working people alike are urged to work harder at achieving their goals, when working smarter is actually what they are really looking for.

What Is Job Search Strategy?

Tweet We’ve talked much about how it’s important to have a job search strategy.  But have you ever wondered – What IS a job search strategy? Is “strategy” just a fancy word without much meaning?  Today, let’s dig in.

Jump-start Your Digital Job Search

Tweet I just came across an interesting article on College Aftermath about some best tactics for the modern job search.  The article is right on about today’s job search – in the digital age, your job search is completely different than even ten years ago and it should absolutely begin online.  The tips for applying to jobs [...]

Trends In Recruiting, Part One

Tweet Knowing what is happening in the world of recruiting can give you an edge in your job search. A new LinkedIn survey of recruiters offers important insights that may impact how you look for a job. We’ll examine 2010 trends over the next few days. Today, we focus on where recruiters are NOT spending [...]

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